First Sock Design Rejection

Well, last week I got my first sock pattern rejected by the online knitting and crochet magazine, Tangled.   It was the Sunset In Sedona sock that I posted on the site Sunday.

I figured that as I make and submit socks for consideration in magazines, any that get rejected will be posted on Ravelry for all of you to enjoy.

It’s odd, but I don’t feel at all bad about being rejected. I was able to create a pair of wonderful socks in a yarn that I love  and I finally sat down a wrote out a sock pattern- which wasn’t too painful. The best part is that I got to share it with all of you. So that makes me happy.

One of my friends jokingly congratulated me on my rejection. “Your first rejection? That’s great! Now you’re just two more rejections away from being offered a book deal.”

Well, it would be nice if that happened. But until then, I’ll just keep knitting more socks and seeing where this yarn covered road takes me.

It’s Not You, It’s Me

I just got a very nice rejection letter for my proposal to teach at Sock Summit. I pasted a copy of the letter below. Feel free to read it. If you need me, I’ll be in the bathroom drowning  myself in a tub full of cashmere yarn. *sigh*

Hello Michelle,
           Thank you so much for your very well considered teaching proposal. This has been such a difficult job.  We’ve gotten so many wonderful class proposals from some really lovely people, yourself included.  You sound like you have had quite the time of it and come out the other side in a pretty good place. Suck a wonderful attitude it was a joy to read your story.
      We are not going to be able to add you to the teaching list this time around but please don’t take this as anything other then we are full.

 Thank you so much for taking the time to apply.
   Our best,

  Tina and Stephanie